For the past 3 days, I have been studying madly for NAPLAN. Since I missed the year 7 one due to a holiday, I had no idea what to expect! My friend, Munish, gave me 6 booklets for studying math and they really helped, thanks
Day one: Grammar/punctuation/spelling and writing
It may sound crazy, but I LOVE doing the spelling and punctuation part of it. I finished the test in only half the time so spent the rest of it checking my work. I feel really confident that I did great in this, yay! After a 20 minute break, we had to do writing. Everyone was expecting persuasive text, but instead, it was a narrative. We had to use a sign and make a story out of it. As we only had 30 minutes writing time, I don’t think I did too well because I had only just managed to set the scene when the instructor said 10 minutes left, so the end was rushed
Day two: Reading comprehension
I was looking forward to this as I love reading and learn heaps of new things. Overall it was pretty easy, though I got stuck on a few questions. Can’t wait for the results!
Day three: Numeracy – Non-calc and calc
Today we had math. First up was calculator which wasn’t too hard, save for about 3 questions. During the break I handed around some food to let everyone’s brains work again (food always helps!). Next up was non-calc. I had just finished the 2nd page and said, “wow, this isn’t so bad,” when I saw the next question. Oh, it was so hard!!! Something to do with a truck driving 200km for $47.25, then working out how much it would cost to drive 80km. As we didn’t have a calculator, I struggled, so guessed that answer. Hope I do ok in those two departments!!
Sorry for taking 2 weeks for a post, I’ve been flat out studying and completing assessments, ugh.